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Review: The Revenge Project - Deceit-Demise
The Revenge Project

Label: Independent
Year released: 2019
Duration: 43:12
Tracks: 9
Genre: Death Metal


Review online: January 4, 2021
Reviewed by: Luxi Lahtinen
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Rated 4/5 (80%) (7 Votes)

Fourth album from Bulgarian Death Metal patrol The Revenge Project, coming four years after the killer Figment Disease. In that time, previous vocalist Max Pain has left the band and been replaced by Petyo Kolev, whose powerful grunts make him a more than worthy replacement. Outside of that, this is still the tight and progressive Death Metal that borrows heavily from the likes of Vader and mid-period Death the project is best known for. They work with slower tempos more on this release than before, which adds a fair bit of complexity to the music, but that doesn't mean they don't know how to speed up and rip your face off when necessary. In fact, one of the more impressive tightropes this band treads is that of writing complex music that is immediately gratifying and gets more rewarding with each spin. Songs like "Prayers Go Unheard", with its misleading opening riff akin to a particular Death song (you'll know it when you hear it), and the varied and intricate album highlight "You Have to Know" make me wonder how a band this good can go unsigned outside of maybe being in Bulgaria, which isn't exactly a Death Metal hotspot from what I can tell. Regardless, fans of Death Metal that doesn't forgo brutality for the sake of complexity will want to give this a go.

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